Get Inspired / Africa / Uganda Uganda: Sightseeing Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Africa / Uganda Uganda: Sightseeing story by: House of Travel BWINDI NATIONAL PARK Bwindi National Park which is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This 331 sq km area of thick dark forest is home to over 120 species of wildlife but is most well known for the Bwindi Gorillas which currently is more than half the world’s population. You must have a permit to enter the national park, and only 18 people are allowed into the park each day. Experienced trackers help to locate the gorillas, but it is not guaranteed they will be found. On sighting the gorillas, time is limited to about an hour so they don’t get used to human contact, but when you do reach them it is one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have! KIBALE NATIONAL PARK Sitting next to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale National Park has the highest concentration of primates in the world, and the best place in Africa to see the chimps. With over 1,400 chimpanzees, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding them, along with more than 12 other types of primates. You can also find forest elephants, buffalo and leopard here. Kibale provides different scenery due to the varied altitude, including moist evergreen forests on the fort portal plateau, dry tropical forests, and woodland and savannah on the Rift Valley floor. Permits are also currently required to enter Kibale National Park. QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK The spectacular 1,978 sq km Queen Elizabeth National Park is located on the Rift Valley base and home to over 95 different types of wildlife. The park is named after Queen Elizabeth II and was established in 1954. Queen Elizabeth National Park is known for its wildlife with hippos, elephants, leopards, lions and chimpanzees. The area around Ishasha in Rukungiri district is famous for its tree-climbing lions, whose males sport black manes, a feature unique to the lions in this area. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist National Geographic Journeys with G adventures Read more Add or remove from Wishlist 9 things you need to know before you cruise Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.